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Cooking and Martial Arts

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Roman cuisine and gladiators

Roman cuisine has a permanent place in the Saalburg program on the Pentecost weekend. There are simple classic dishes like “Moretum”, a fresh cheese with lots of herbs, or “Puls”, the Roman grain stew. Refined recipes for main courses, appetizers and desserts were reserved for the upper classes. Proper nutrition was also important for gladiators, the competitive athletes and show stars of the time. Who actually cooked in the gladiator camp and what was served? And how did the gladiators train and fight back then?

The I. Roman Cohorte Opladen presents Roman cuisine in its impressive supply tent and at many other stations. The Gladiatores Berolinenses demonstrate their martial arts in exhibition fights and give anyone interested the opportunity for trial training. So if you want to experience historical cooking and martial arts with all your senses and be inspired by it, you shouldn't miss this opportunity.

By the way, if you want to broaden your historical perspective even more, you can also have the Stone Age chef show you how a cooking pit works.

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No discounts or group prices are granted for these events with a particularly extensive program.
All guided tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities are included in regular admission.